Reading Ivan Illich is not easy, though in a different way to reading Continental philosophers or quantum physicists. Illich's language is demanding and requires a certain suspension of judgement if one is to penetrate the systemic meaning behind his often challenging - if not vehement - rhetoric. But it is worth the effort.
On Ivan Illich and the Limits of Medicine offers a reflection on the life and work of Illich, and incorporates a number of selected excerpts from his "Limits to Medicine. Medical Nemesis: The Expropriation of Health."